Elgin County, ON - Elgin County OPP would like to make the public aware of a recent
string of thefts and vandalism that are occurring at the newly completed break wall
walking path in Port Stanley, ON. Since its opening to the public in April 2016:
. 9 lifesaving rings have been stolen
. 2 lifesaving poles
. 1 sitting bench being thrown into the waterway
. Numerous signs being defaced/removed
Estimated cost of replacing these lifesaving items has been valued at approximately
$1,000. Elgin County OPP is reminding the public that this is considered mischief
under the criminal code. In particular, individuals stealing lifesaving equipment
can face charges of mischief causing danger to life.
Anyone with information regarding these thefts or vandalism can contact the Elgin
County OPP Detachment at 519-631-2920.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477
(TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward.